Infamous P10-M Footbridge in EDSA Catches International Attention

Here’s why the infamous P10-m footbridge in EDSA is making a buzz anew

EDSA – The infamous footbridge located at the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue caught international attention.

EDSA footbridge
Photo credit to the owner

A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle without blocking the way underneath.

It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.

There are seven (7) types of bridges; Arch Bridge, Beam Bridge, Cantilever Bridge, Suspension Bridge, Cable-Stayed Bridge, Tied-Arch Bridge, and Truss Bridge.

On the other hand, a footbridge is a bridge designed solely for pedestrians.

It was in November 2018 when an extremely high footbridge soaring above EDSA past the GMA – Kamuning Station was built. The project cost a whopping P10 million. Apparently, it drew flak online.

According to spokesperson Celine Pialogo, the 10-meter height of the footbridge was necessary to make it safe for pedestrians to cross.

She added that the footbridge was made that way to give way for the MRT power lines underneath.

In 2019, a couple of seasoned hikers went to the footbridge and took photos and videos of it pretending that the Kamuning Footbridge is another “summit” to conquer. They called it “Mt. Kamuning”.

This time, the footbridge is making rounds after catching the attention of Consul General Dirk Janssen of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco.

Recently, he went to the micro-blogging site, Twitter wherein he posted a photo of the very recognizable Kamuning Footbridge along EDSA.

His post was accompanied by the caption: “No hay mejor manera de dejar claro a los peatones que no importan” which can be translated to: “There is no better way to make it clear to pedestrians that they don’t matter.”

His post has gone viral garnering over 4,000 likes and reactions as of posting.

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